All livestock entry deadlines for market animals, all other livestock, and Ag Mechanics Auction for the 2019 Fair are listed on our website here. As a reminder, Market Goat, Lamb and Swine entries opened today (and close June 7). All entries need to be completed online. If you have questions, we’re here to help.
Livestock Entry Deadlines: Market Beef and Junior Horse
All livestock entry deadlines for market animals, junior horse exhibitors, all other livestock, and Ag Mechanics Auction for the 2019 Fair are now listed on our website here. As a reminder, Market Beef and Junior Horse entries are now open and have a deadline of April 5. All entries need to be completed online, and we’re here to help with the process. Let the Fair season begin!
Exhibit Awards Program Opportunities
Would you or your business like to sponsor an award or two in the Fair’s exhibit awards program and recognize exhibitors for their hard work and creativity? The Nevada County Fair’s popular exhibit program celebrates the many talents of our county and fills the buildings with thousands of creations and the barns with hundreds of animals for Fair-goers to enjoy each year. By supporting this program as a sponsor, you are encouraging exhibitors while also supporting a community tradition. Details can be found here or you can email us at .
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Livestock Entry Deadlines and Last Call for Market Beef Entries
All livestock entry deadlines for market animals, all other livestock, and Ag Mechanics Auction for the 2018 Fair are now listed here. As a reminder, this Friday (April 6) is the last call for Market Beef entries! All entries need to be completed online, and we’re here to help with the process.
Youth in Agriculture Busy Preparing for 2018 Fair
While the Fair is still months away, Nevada County’s youth in agriculture work tirelessly all year in order to show animals at the Fair. Here’s to all the hard-working students out there already busy preparing for the 2018 Fair.
196 Days and Counting!
Who’s counting the days until Fair? We are! 196 days!!
Coupon for Grand National Rodeo, Featuring Bobby Kerr and CalCrush Clydes
For all our rodeo, Bobby Kerr, Cal Crush Clydesdales and equestrian fans, The Grand National Rodeo, happening October 13-14 and 20-21 at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, will feature all of the above! The show is packed with events – Horseshow, Drill Team, Bobby Kerr, Livestock Show, Western Marketplace, Music and Dancing, Western BBQ and more. For information, visit here. For $6 off rodeo tickets, click on the link http://bit.ly/2fB6vLM and use promo code “GFB2”. Have fun!
Nevada County Fair Schedules Livestock Meeting
Nevada County Fair officials have scheduled a livestock meeting for Tuesday, September 5, to review the 2017 Fair’s livestock exhibits and to plan for the 2018 Fair.
The meeting will be held at 6 pm in Sugar Pine Lodge at the Nevada County Fairgrounds (Gate 1) on McCourtney Road. FFA advisors, 4-H leaders, Grange leaders, exhibitors and others interested in the Nevada County Fair livestock exhibits are invited to participate. While no specific timing is assigned to each species, the critique order is small animals, goats, beef, sheep and swine.
The livestock meeting is set each year following the Fair so that those involved in the Fair’s livestock exhibits can review and discuss what worked, as well as recommend improvements for the following year.
Registration Open for Market Goats, Lambs, Swine and Turkeys
Registration for market goats, lambs, swine and turkeys at the Nevada County Fair opened today. The deadline to turn in paperwork is June 9 at 4 pm. All the details can be found here.
Registration Dates for Market Animals for 2017 Fair
The Nevada County Fair’s mandatory registration deadline for all market beef is 4:00 pm, Friday, April 7th. The mandatory registration deadline of all other large market animals including Turkeys is 4:00 pm, Friday, June 9th.
Junior beef exhibitors may register their market animals at the Fairground’s Administration Office, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm, beginning March 20th. The absolute deadline for market beef registration is 4:00 pm, Friday, April 7th. Goat, lamb, hog and turkey exhibitors may register their market animals beginning May 22nd. The absolute deadline for market goat, sheep, swine and turkey registration is 4:00 pm, Friday, June 9th.
All FFA, 4-H, Grange and Independent exhibitors are required to register their market animals for the Fair on the dates specified above by completing an entry form and paying the entry fees. Entry forms and detailed instructions are available at the 4-H Office, through FFA Advisors, the Fair Administration Office, and here.
To exhibit a large market animal at the 2017 Nevada County Fair, exhibitors must be 9 years old or in the 4th grade by January 1, 2017 and must be a Nevada County Junior. A Nevada County Junior exhibitor is defined as:
- An exhibitor whose legal residence is within the boundaries of the Nevada County Fair and who attends a school within Nevada County, or
- An exhibitor who lives outside Nevada County, attends a school in Nevada County and is a member of the FFA, Nevada County 4-H or Nevada County Grange, or
- An exhibitor who is a Nevada County resident enrolled and attending college and is a member of the FFA, Nevada County 4-H or Nevada County Grange.
Although an exhibitor may enter only one large market animal in the Fair, each exhibitor will be allowed to register a maximum of 2 animals per species, not to exceed 4 animals in total. The Fair appreciates that exhibitors often choose to raise more than one market animal, giving them the option of bringing their finest quality animal to the Fair to sell through the Junior Livestock Auction, which is scheduled during the Fair on Sunday, August 13th. A family may choose to register a second animal of the same species to be shared by their children in the event that one of their children needs to bring a back-up animal.
The 2017 Nevada County Fair is scheduled for August 9th through 13th. For information on market animal registration or becoming involved in the Junior Livestock Auction as a buyer or volunteer, call the Fair at 273-6217.